Robert Mills. Scarecrow Hill. 1969. tempera 23 1/2" x 35". Image courtesy of the SC Arts Commission.
Learn how the people of South Carolina use the land to grow crops, mine minerals, and fish in the rivers.
- South Carolina Agricultural Statistics
Find out more about South Carolina’s agriculture with these statistics on farms, commodities, and more.
- South Carolina Agriculture and Forestry
Read this great summary of South Carolina’s agricultural economy.
- Certified SC Grown
The Certified South Carolina program allows consumers to easily find and buy South Carolina products.
Learn about this growing movement to eat locally-produced foods.
- South Carolina Shrimp Industry
Learn about the South Carolina shrimp industry and see pictures of shrimp boats.
- SC Watermelon Board
This commodity board features recipes, information about state production, research news, and more.
- History of South Carolina Agriculture
Agriculture is an important theme in the history of South Carolina.
- History of the State Fair
The South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, SC has been an important yearly event since before the Civil War.
- Clays of the Piedmont
The North Carolina clays featured in these virtual field trips are similar to the ones found in the South Carolina Piedmont region.
- Minerals Yearbook
Find out more about the mineral mining industry in South Carolina.
This presentation is a good introduction to minerals found in South Carolina and characteristics of several kinds of minerals.
Kaolin is a type of clay mined in South Carolina that is used in paint and paper production.
Gervais Street Bridge crossing the Congaree River in Columbia, SC. Image from the Historic American Engineering Record.
Learn more about the importance of groundwater and how it can become contaminated.
- Digital Traditions-Aquaculture
Meet fishermen who knit shrimp nets, build boats, and catch fish by ingenious methods such as rubber tires.
- Water Use in South Carolina
Find out how many gallons of water your county uses per day!